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charles to let you know. >> yes, megan, we'll see more sunshine today, we'll get some clouds in here. but the windy conditions, that's going to be the big story and also the cold temperatures. let's start with those temperatures. look what we're dealing with right now, 31 degrees in glen burnie, colombia coming in at 32, 27iamsville. look at wind in iamsville, coming out of the northwest at about 18 miles an hour. this will be the scenario as we go throughout the day, gusting up to about 30, 35 miles an hour. let's switch over, let me show you what's going on on maryland maryland's most powerful radar right now because we will be dealing with dry weather for today. there's a caveat in the forecast, right? if you are around in those blue areas there around carroll county, i wouldn't be surprised if you're seeing just a couple flurries. but that will diminish as the sun begins to come up and we will get some sunshine out of it. this is what you can expect as we go through the rest of today. now, we are going to be dealing with the fact that the sun will be out, the winds will be out and this is your temperature at lunchtime, coming in at 35 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with
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lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we do have a crash to tell but in anne arundel county. it's right in edgewater on route 216 at turkey point road. a car has hit a deer. do be aware of delays in that area. here in howard county everything is nice and clear, nothing to get in your way on interstate 70 from colombia pike over to 695. as woa head down to 95, here's what it looks like just north of 195, everything moving right along. there are no problems right now heading down to d.c. and if you are traveling northbound up to downtown baltimore, you are looking at a 12-minute ride from elk ridge into the city. 83 in great shape heading downtown. you're looking at an lech- minute ride southbound on the jfx from the beltway all the way to fayette street. and 695, we have delays right now on the west side. it's going to take you eight minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. that's a look at your morning commute. megan and charley, over to you. pension reform, cuts, paying for trash, those are just some of the ideas the mayor has proposed to save baltimore from financial
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collapse and it looks like we're headed that way if we don't do something. today she's going to pitch those ideas to community leaders. and abc 2 news' sherree johnson is live this morning to explain. sheree, who is she speaking to this morning? >>reporter: well, this morning mayor stephanie rawlings blake will basically be talking to elected officials, community groups, business and institutional leaders. there'll be hundreds of people that will be there to listen to what she has to say. she's basically going to kick off presentation for her change to dproa. she's going to map out the 10- year financial plan letting us know where things stand. basically this plan has several new initiatives, including rebalancing the way city employees are compensated with more affordable, sustainable benefits and better wages. also investing in technology and auto medication to increase productivity, also modernizing the city's vehicle fleet to reduce maintenance costs, also negotiating a new schedule with firefighters with higher pay to increase efficiency and prevent firehouse closures.
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she also wants to implement a recycling and santation by collecting a user fee which is done in other maryland counties and use the savings to cut property taxes dollar for dollar. the mayor says eliminating the $750 million structural deficit protects basic city services like police, fire, santation and recreation from major future cuts. this event takes place this morning at about 10:30 at walters art museum. and, you know, basically, again, hundreds of people are expected to attend to hear this financial plan. reporting live in federal hill, sherree johnson, abc 2 news. 5:33 right now. there could soon be a win for pit bull owners, a bill that would reverse the designation of pit bulls as inherently dangerous was introduced to the house floor and will likely be put to a vote on thursday. the bill was drafted after the maryland court of appeals ruled, saying that pit bull owners and landlords could be held likely for lsh liable for dog bites. if the bill passes and becomes
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a law, the dog's owner would have an opportunity to try and prove the dog was not dangerous in court. the man convicted of strangling 16-year-old felicia barnes wants a new trial. a motion filed by michael johnson's attorneys list a number of improper actions taken by the prosecution. if that motion for a new trial is denied, the next step will be sentencing for johnson. 30 years is the maximum for second-degree murder. the conviction that he did receive. and the murder trial for the man authorities say carried out one of the most calculated violent crime waves in maryland's history is now being delayed. opening statements were supposed to begin yesterday as prosecutors try to prove that jason scott murdered a mother and daughter back in 2009. however, authorities say a witness related to the family tried to kill herself by walking into oncoming traffic. and the teen who shot a classmate on the first day of school at perry hall high school struck a plea deal and will be sentenced next week. robert gladden, jr. pleaded guilty to attempted murder and the judge agreed to the plea and the maximum sentence of 40
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years. a $7,000 reward is being offered to help find the suspect in the stabbing death of a student. police believe there may have been witnesses to that saturday murder on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore. 21-year-old edmond st. clair was stabbed at a party. you can remain anonymous if you do call with a tip. the crime stoppers number is right there on the bottom of your screen. a fire has erupted at one of the midwest's biggest grous operations, spewing heavy black smoke into the air. no one was injured in this fire which was reported tuesday evening at ohio's green circle growers. it's about 30 miles away from cleveland. firefighters from several towns have been tackling the intense flames while dealing with powerful wind gusts and very cold weather. could hand sanitizer light a t-shirt on fire? officials at an oregon hospital are now looking at a possible link between the cleanser and the fire involving the young girl's shirt. the staff saw the 11-year-old run out of her room on fire and they quickly put out the flames. doctors say they don't know how
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it started and that the father was in the room at the time but he was asleep. apparently she was using the hand sanitizer when she wiped her hands on her shirt right before it allegedly ignited. >> going back to medical school 30 years now, never heard of anything like this and hopefully never will again. >> the girl is a cancer survivor and was in the hospital for an unrelated head injury. the girl is now in serious condition. this is not the kind of chase you would ever expect to see in an action movie. a preteen girl led police on a slow speed chase. d.o.t. cameras caught the pursuit on tape, and police say the girl drove around 50 miles in her dad's truck after the two got into a fight. the dad says he recently took from his daughter and believes she was trying to get to her mother who was in nearby myrtle beach, south carolina. when they're not scrounging for food, sea otters love nothing more than to lay on their back and ride around the water. they make it look easy, don't they? >> not this sea otter. we're going to explain why
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zookeepers taught this little guy the ability to fly high. >> love it. and welcome back robin roberts. she's been away for six months, battling a rare blood disorder. today she will make her appearance at the "gma" anchor desk.
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5:39. how cute is this? this little guy is no nba star, but he definitely knows how to dunk. raymond betty, he's a sea otter at the zoo and eddie is now turning 16 this year and zookeepers say that he suffers from arthritis in his elbows. they taught him to dunk last year to exercise his joints. exercising does great things. the slam dunking sea otter has now gotten so good at it, the zookeeper says he rarely misses a game of pickup basketball. >> seems like that little guy should have been down to houston for the slam dunk contest this weekend because, you know, lynette, that guy could have given those guys a run for their money. >> he's a cutie pie. it's going to be a windy day, guys. let's start you out with the winds and the direction. the wind will be coming out of the northwest for today, that's a cold wind and we're going to feel it. sustained in baltimore, 18 in easton, 10 in d.c., 15 in york
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and look at 26 in hagerstown. again, this is sustained. we will get gusts from 30 up to 40 miles an hour as we go through the rest of today and even as we go into tomorrow, so be prepared for some very chilly conditions. this is what if feels like with the winds out there. it feels pore like we're in the 20s in a lot of spots instead of the actual temperatures coming in at 30, and in some spots it actually feels like we're in the teens. look at fredrick and also york, hagerstown feels like 13 with that wind gusting up to 26. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. crash in howard county, eastbound lanes of route 40 at interstate 70. two lanes are blocked at this time. and there are no delays right now actually right on interstate 70. overall it will be nice and clear from colombia pike over to 695. and if you are using the beltway, there are no delays right now on the west side and this will remain the case really all the way around. as we check in and take a live look at 83 just north of 695, you'll notice the jfx is going to be nice and clear, just 11
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minutes to get downtown from the beltway all the way to fayette street. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. megan and charley, over to you. dprask details continue emerging about what prosecutors claim happened in a shooting involving oscar pistorius and his girlfriend >> yeah, stay with us because we're getting minute-by-minute updates from reporters that are interest in the courtroom via twitter. we're going to share that information with you. the white house is now delaying a major cyber attack not within our own borders. how they're planning to attack with what they're calling cyber espionage when "good morning maryland" continues.
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thanks for staying with us. south african olympic sprinter oscar pistorius is in court once again this morning for day two of a bail hearing in the shooting death of his girlfriend. we'll tell you in just a few moments how you can get up-to- the-minute updates on what's going on in the courtroom. he arrived at court earlier this morning in a police car, he was covered with a blue blanket. this morning prosecutors have continued outlining what they believe to be the chain of events that led to the double amputee sprinter to murdering his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. attorneys are also contending, as they did yesterday, pistorius should be denied bail. you have to remember, that is the entire purpose of this hearing. we're talking about whether or
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not he should be released on bail or kept in custody. as you expect, the state wants him to stay behind bars until trial. but what we're finding this morning on twitter is they're being very forthcoming with information and witness testimony. all of this is courtesy of david smith. his twitter handle is smith in africa, and he is in the courtroom updating minute by minute what's going on. currently hilton -- excuse me, one of hilton botha is one of the investigators that arrived at pistorius' home back on valentine's day. he's gone through with the state, now he's in the process of going through cross examination with the defense attorneys for oscar pistorius and what smith is doing throughout the course of the morning is just giving you play by play, as one of tweets here says, the attorney is refuting the claims as was reported earlier by the associated press that steroids and syringes were found in pistorius' home.
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the attorney is now refuting that through david smith, saying they were herbal supplements and not on the banned substances list by the i.o.c. right now we found out in just a matter of 60 seconds that they have adjourned until 1:30 p.m. their time. they're taking a lunch break now because in petroia, they are seven hours ahead of us. as we're looking at 5:47 local time here in maryland, it's 12:45, so they're going to take a little time for a lunch. david smith is a reporter from the guardian, his handle smith africa in the courtroom, tweeting live events as they happen, megan. so as we're finding more -- so we're finding out more about this event day by day. and smith is ahead of the wire report coming out of the courtroom. >> charley, thanks so much. we'll continue to follow that story for you. the first to lead american and allied forces in europe remains open right now and marine general john callen says he plans on retiring. he was president obama's top pick to lead the nato troops. allen says he is retiring so he
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can focus more on his family, especially his wife who is going through some health issues. last august it was announced he was being investigated for potentially inappropriate e- mail exchanges but was cleared of any wrog wrongdoing last month. the u.s. is going after china for what it calls cyber espionage. there's mounting evidence to suggest that the chinese military is responsible for stealing u.s. government data and corporate trade secrets. the obama administration is now looking into slapping china with fines, penalties and other trade restrictions. five things to know on this wednesday morning, vice president joe biden is hosting a medal of valor ceremony today. that medal is awarded to public safety officers who have shown courage while attempting to save or protect others from harm. secretary of state john kerry is giving his first foreign policy speech today. he'll be speaking to students and faculty about u.s. diplomacy and his connection to the lives of all americans. rumors are swirling that details could be released
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tonight about a playstation 4. the last time sony announced an accessory to a gaming system was five years ago. baseball players hoping for a shot at the big leagues will be in annapolis today. they'll be performing physical and mental tests, nfl's combine coaches and experts find out all they can. nearly 800,000 civilian employees could be furloughed one day a week starting in april if congress does not avert budget cuts known sequestration. the defense department plans to notify congress of their plans today. news time now 5:49. somebody in our state is waking up a millionaire this morning. the megamillions drawing was last night. the jackpot winner bought the ticket right here in maryland. it's been reported that it was in mount airy. the jackpot was $26 million, so the cash option could be about $19 million. we do have somebody who's from that area in our studio right now. i looked at him. he said it wasn't me. and i think i would know that
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because he wouldn't be here if that was the case. it is going to be an emotional day coming up today on "good morning america." robin roberts returns to the anchor chair after being gone for several months. >> she's been gone since late august. she has a rare blood disorder and continues to get stronger each day. the gma team has been counting down the days to her return and will no doubt welcome her back in a huge way this morning. you can watch roberts' return at 7:00 right here on "good morning maryland" and "good morning america" and she will be featured also in a special edition of "20/20" friday night at 10:00. we are also welcoming robin back. you can leave her a message on the abc 2 facebook fan page. let her know your thoughts. we would love to pass it along. time now for a check of that forecast. going to be kind of a blustery, windy day out there for robin's first day back, lynette. >> it is. but you know what? it's good to have her back nonetheless. temperatures are cold this morning, but even colder,
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charley, with those winds. let's start you out with the temperatures, 28 degrees in parkton. good morning union bridge, you're at 27, 28 in colombia. we're at 36 degrees now in kent island and 34 in cambridge, denton at 32 and galena 31 degrees this morning and aberdeen is at 30. so we do have wind gusts up to about 32 in aberdeen, 36 in parkton. these are not your temperatures, these are the gusts and these gusts will continue throughout the day. it is going to be very blustery. so with that we are feeling more like we're at 22 in denton, feels like 24 in aberdeen, so make sure you do bundle up as you head out and about this morning. let's switch over to graphics. i can show you what's going on at the satellite and radar part, and we do have that system that's pushing out, but on the back side we do have some wrap around and some of this moisture coming off the lakes, so we are seeing some streamers coming down into fredrick county and also carroll county this morning. so wouldn't be surprised if you're getting a few flurries there. but the bigger story, that system departing, then we have high pressure that's going to be building in. the difference between the two, we're dealing with windy
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conditions all day long and this will continue even as we head into tomorrow. abc 2's most accurate futuretrend goes into motion for you, and we will get a mix of some sun and clouds for today. that will linger as we go into thursday. and then our next system approaches from the west, and with that, we do have the potential for a wintery mix friday into saturday. but for today we will stay dry. that high temperature is cold, 37 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc 2 news time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. it's very cold and it's going to be very windy later today. i wouldn't be surprised to see some wind restrictions in effect for the bay bridge or the key bridge. right now a crash has just cleared from the eastbound lanes of route 40 at 70 and the delays in the area has really dissipated. there's nothing to get in your way actually on 70. you'll be clear from colombia pike all the way over to the beltway. if you are traveling on 83, as we check in and take a live look here in hunt valley at schwann road, moving right along. no issues from the maryland/pennsylvania state line down to the beltway.
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once you do get onto the jfx, it's going to take you 11 minutes southbound from the beltway all the way to east fayette street. 695 is in great shape. you're looking at an 11-minute ride on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and over on the west side, 11 minutes as well to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. megan and charley, over to you. a boat looking for dolphins finds something much larger in the water. >> he finds a baby whale. that's the first time he's come nose to nose with one of these gorgeous creatures. ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking!
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encounters don't -- whale encounters don't get any more up close and personal than this one. a baby whale comes right up to the safari boat while he was sailing off the coast of southern california. captain dave says that whales frequently approach boats. they're not looking for food, they just want to be petsed and they enjoy interacting with humans. i would imagine the humans would enjoy that interaction as well displvment probably a little scary as well if you think about it. what an amazing experience. you're going to need a bigger boat as charley always says. stay with us, coming up on "good morning maryland" at 6:00, she thought it would be a
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good idea to have police deliver cigarettes to her house. >> the charges this woman is now facing. it could end up costing her more than a simple pack of smokes. >>reporter: rs more than 20 vehicles caught up in a pile. we'll tell you where the weather had some cleaning up to do to keep it in the yellow and white when "good morning maryland" continues.
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